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Head of Food Technology

18/10/21 Kildare Neg

Permanent full-time

An award winning animal food / nutrition business is seeking to recruit a Head of Food Technology for their state of the art facility in Leinster. The aim of the role is to develop, manage and drive the innovation strategy for the business creating new business opportunities through new innovative products.

**Senior Management package on offer**

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop, manage and drive the innovation strategy for the business.
  • Lead a team to conduct concept development on new innovative products across the business.
  • Create new business opportunities through consumer led insights.
  • Create the innovation agenda, including building and maintaining relationships with strategic customers.
  • Advise and consult with customers on specific innovation requirements.
  • Identify and analyse market opportunities, business issues and potential solutions to these issues.
  • Advise production in relation to process improvements/yields/improving process efficiencies and cost reduction projects.
  • In co-operation with MD and Commercial Manager, introduce and implement new business opportunities and manage the project teams to deliver on these plans.
  • Drive business growth by entering new markets and/or expanding existing ones, by introducing new and better products and services.
  • Manage change and negotiate the projects and processes of innovation in a structured way.
  • Drive cost reduction, efficiency and value engineering projects throughout the company.
  • Provide support to the commercial department in all areas of business development for key customers.
  • Develop the Technology team in line with development needs and identify career progression paths.


  • Minimum of 15 years industry experience in a product development/technical related role.
  • Excellent knowledge of pet nutrition and diet.
  • Project and people management experience essential.
  • Customer and commercial account management essential.
  • 3rd level education in a Food Science & Technology related subject
  • Excellent leadership and people management skills at all levels.
  • Be a leader who can encourage others to take ownership and responsibility.
  • Excellent interpersonal & communications skills and the ability to motivate others.
  • Has an outgoing and confident approach with excellent polished/presentation skills.
  • Able to work as an individual and a team player.
  • High energy, team player with strong record of meeting goals and objectives.
  • Possess an analytical mind-set for the purpose of solving problems using well proven strategic approaches to identifying resolution.
  • Pays close attention to detail with excellent organisational skills and proven ability to handle multiple tasks/priorities.
  • Is customer focused and understands what the customer wants and exceeds their expectations.
  • Collaborates with others to develop best practice.

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Please apply by sending your CV to Carmel McCabe-Curran at or call for more information.

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